Queens Congressman Joseph Crowley: Obama Administration Should Halt DOMA Deportations

From the Advocate:

Rep. Joseph Crowley, a New York Democrat whose district includes a section of northern Queens, praised the government’s decision to suspend deportation proceedings against Alcota.

“In any case involving a married gay couple where one person is [a citizen] and the other person does not have legal residence, the government should suspend deportations,” Crowley told The Advocate in a brief telephone interview. “Ultimately the DOMA law needs to be repealed. But what’s paramount is that families need to be able to stay together.”

Crowley joins two congressional colleagues — Reps. Zoe Lofgren of California and Jerrold Nadler of New York — who have called on executive agencies to stop deportations involving married, binational gay couples who are denied permanent resident sponsorship rights as a result of DOMA.

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  • BandGPR

    Congratulations! This exciting news brings many bi-national couples great hope for the future. Great work guys & we wish you all the best in the future proceedings. Although each case is handled uniquely and the power of precedence on broader policy is a slightly different matter in immigration courts vs. federal courts it is exciting to hear Immigration & the administration are listening & compassionate. Best of luck!

    March 22, 2011

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